I made these pork chops for dinner a couple nights ago and I can’t wait to make them again! As far as meat goes, I usually just stick to chicken since it’s much leaner than red meats. However, when I saw this recipe for pork chops with apples and onions on Accounting for Taste, I had to try it out. I just love pork with apples and I love cooking new things! It also counts as another recipe toward my March goal of trying 4 new recipes!
This recipe ended up being much easier than I thought it would be and it will definitely have to get added to the rotation. I decided to serve it over mashed potatoes, which are also very easy, to make it a nice filling weeknight dinner. I tried it out on the weekend because I was expecting it to take much longer but it was very simple and definitely doable for a weeknight.
Pork Chops with Apples and Onions Over Mashed Potatoes
- 2 pork chops
- 2 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups frozen pearl onions, thawed
- 2 cups Gala apples, diced (about 2 apples)
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 tsp flour
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 4 red potatoes
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 oz cream cheese (optional)
- 1/4 cup milk
- Add potatoes to a large pot and fill with enough water to cover potatoes
- Bring to a boil and cook until fork tender, about 30 minutes
- While potatoes are cooking, preheat oven to 400° F
- In oven proof skillet, heat 1 tsp olive oil over medium-high heat
- Saute pearl onions a couple minutes, until slightly browned
- Add apples, 2 tsp butter, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper to pan and place in oven for about 10 minutes, until apples are tender
- Heat remaining olive oil in another large pan over medium-high heat
- Use remaining salt and pepper to season pork and cook in pan, about 3-5 minutes each side, until cooked through
- Remove pork from pan and cover with foil. Let rest for 10 minutes.
- In pan pork was cooked in, add chicken broth and flour and bring to a boil
- Whisk continuously for 1 minute, until reduced by about 1/2, making sure to scrape brown bits from bottom of pan
- Add cider vinegar and remaining butter to pan and remove from heat
- Drain water from potatoes and mash
- Add sour cream, cream cheese, and milk
- If potatoes are dry, add more milk until desired consistency is reached
- Serve apples, onions, and sauce on pork. Serve mashed potatoes on side or under pork.